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Table 2 Content of the three-week peripheral resistance training programa

From: The effects of prehabilitation versus usual care to reduce postoperative complications in high-risk patients with colorectal cancer or dysplasia scheduled for elective colorectal resection: study protocol of a randomized controlled trial

  Repetitionsb Duration Intensityc
Week 1, session 1, 2, and 3 3 × 8 repetitions 20 min 70% of 1RM
Week 2, session 4, 5, and 6 3 × 8 repetitions 20 min 76% of 1RM
Week 3, session 7, 8, and 9 3 × 8 repetitions 20 min 82% of 1RM
  1. a: Peripheral resistance training of the large muscle groups of the lower and upper extremities using open and closed kinetic chain exercises (without physical therapy equipment or machines): crouching by means of squat exercises (primary muscle group: quadriceps femoris; secondary muscle groups: gluteal muscles, hamstring muscles, and gastrocnemius muscle), pulling by means of pulley exercises (primary muscle groups: latissimus dorsi muscle and rhomboid muscles; secondary muscle groups: biceps brachii muscle, rotator cuff, and trapezius muscle), pushing by means of pulley exercises (primary muscle group: pectoral muscles; secondary muscle groups: shoulder muscles, triceps brachii muscle), and lifting by means of pulley exercises (primary muscle groups: trunk muscles and shoulder muscles; secondary muscle groups: quadriceps femoris, gluteal muscles, and trapezius muscle)
  2. b: Rest intervals of 60-90 s between each set of repetitions
  3. c: Based on the 10RM, the patient’s 1RM was determined using the Oddvar Holten diagram
  4. Abbreviations: 1RM, one-repetition maximum; 10RM, ten-repetition maximum